Sarina About me

Welcome! I am Sarina, the creator of Joy in the Commonplace. I’m a wife and mom of 4, a party stylist and a follow of Jesus. I started my party blog in 2016 and I’m constantly scheming up new party themes, holiday and gift related ideas. My family and I live in rural, eastern South Dakota.

As a party stylist, I specialize in kid’s birthday parties and smaller events such as bridal and baby showers. If you are busy and need someone to decorate for your party, you’ve come to the right place. I will travel to a venue of your choice or to your home. 

I am not an event planner. An event planner is more of a manager of an event. Event planners understand the clients goals, set budgets, coordinate vendors (florists, cake decorators etc.), handle contracts etc.

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My Passion

My favorite part of hosting a party is designing the party table! I’m constantly scheming up fun themes for my kid’s birthdays and finding unique color palettes.

Any chance I get, I volunteer to help out family and friends who are hosting a party. I LOVE when friends and family gather together! A pleasant atmosphere helps the guests relax, get to know each other and have a good time. Check out my parties and other ideas on my blog!


As a stylist, I offer local party decorating services. Please visit my services page to view my party packages.

My party designs are based around a color palette and theme of your choice. Party styling involves handcrafting decorations, creating backdrops, arranging the party table, & making your party unique to fit your individual needs.

Also, if you have unique items of sentimental value, I love to incorporate unique items in the party setup. It’s all about the details! Check out my party gallery to find party ideas to base your party on. 

Also, my services include custom party or wedding signs. I’ve designed candy buffet signs & chalkboards, place cards and other wedding signs. Most of my signs are lettered by hand, but I may use a stencil for larger projects.

My Family

Presently, I’m married to my best friend and we have 4 children, ranging of age 2 months to 6 years old. I’m a stay at home mom and I love to throw birthday parties for my kids. I love letting them be involved the planning process by letting them help with colors and party themes. It’s fun to see my kid’s reactions when they get to see their parties for the first time! 

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My husband and I

Random Fun Facts About Me

Buying party supplies makes me giddy! – I’m a cotton candy and soft pretzel connoisseur – I play outside with the kids and ride their big wheeled scooter around the yard – I am a Walt Disney fan and I collect the Disney Classic Series of hard cover books for kids – Thrift shopping is my hobby! – I started doing business at age 6 selling my stickers to the neighborhood kids from my play house

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My email is: sarina {at} joyinthecommonplace {dot} com. Feel free to contact me with any questions or to hire me to style your next party!

He will fulfill the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them. Psalm 145:19


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